Submitted by WWAY on Fri, 01/18/2008 - 9:28am.

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The World Bank has closed its Washington headquarters today because of a telephoned bomb threat. The building is located near the White House. Meetings there of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund have been frequent targets of street protests. A World Bank statement says law enforcement officials are investigating the threat and says the closure is just a precaution. On the Net: World Bank: (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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